Volusia County Public Library

Lyonia Environmental Center

Volusia County Conservation Lands Outreach

Lyonia Preserve is a 360-acre joint project of Volusia County's Land Acquisition and Management Division and the Volusia County School Board to restore and maintain scrub habitat. Since 1994, restoration efforts have removed overgrown sand pines and opened up the understory, creating the characteristic bare sand areas with low-growing vegetation preferred by scrub species.

Lyonia Preserve also is home to the Deltona Regional Library, one of Volusia Countyís most comprehensive and busiest libraries. In addition to thousands of books, periodicals and DVDs, the library offers a Children's Department, Teen Zone and public-use computers. Library hours are:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Click here for information about library programs and the Friends of the Library.

Lyonia Environmental Center, part of the library complex, encourages  exploration of Volusia Countyís ecosystems and fosters community involvement in conservation efforts. Staff provides hands-on field and classroom and environmental experiences. The center includes the Dr. Alice E. Cross Environmental Classrooms, an exhibit gallery, a visiting scientistís workroom, and a coffee and gift shop.

The 1,000-seat outdoor Deltona Amphitheater, adjacent to the library, offers a place for community gatherings and educational instruction. The Deltona City Commission  contributed $2 million toward the library expansion project and will pay $250,000 a year for 10 years to help with maintenance and operating costs.

Lyonia Preserve trail map

Fact sheet

Lyonia Environmental Center monthly program calendar

Related sites

DeBary Hall

Volusia County ECHO tourism

Marine Science Center

Comments or questions?
E-mail the

logotiny.gif (2135 bytes)